Day 2

The Story of My Life Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Theories of Teaching and Learning

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will be able to define philosophical terms and discuss their relevance to Helen's life.

    Common Core Standards:



    Assign groups of students to the following terms, and ask them to define and teach these terms to the class.

    • Empiricism (as in Empiricism v. Rationalism)
    • Rationalism
    • Constructivism (especially in teaching and learning)
    • Experiential Learning

    After each group has done their research, ask them to identify a passage in the text that seems relevant to their term. Have the group discuss how that passage is relevant and what significance these ideas...

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